Learn Analytics in 6 steps using SAS and R

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Have you wondered how to get started on a career in Analytics and Data Science? To help you take the first step into the world of Analytics and Data Science, I have brought 15 years of Analytics practise into a ‘learn it yourself’ book.

This book teaches you how to do analytics on business data using two very popular software tools, SAS and R. read more

Benefits of creating a Storyboard for Analytics Projects

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Storyboards are graphics , generally a series of illustrations or images, much like a comic book. It enables us to understand how the story or situation will unfold.

The idea of storyboarding, was developed at the Walt Disney studio during the early 1930s. An animator with the Walt Disney Studios by the name of Webb Smith came up with the idea of drawing scenes on separate sheets of paper and pinning them up on a bulletin board to tell a story. This concept had evolved from comic book like story sketches . It has become the first draft of movies . Thus, a film storyboard is essentially a large comic book of the film, which helps the film directors and sponsors to visualise and take decisions on the movie. In theatre, a storyboard is frequently used to understand layout of scenes. In business, storyboards are used for planning advertising campaigns, proposals, business presentations with an intent to convince people to take actions. It is a good way to create the business case and is often the stage before the prototype of a technology is created. read more

My 3 key learning in Data Science and BigData

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Happy New Year 2016, folks!!
As 2016 sets in, the Analytics domain is in the limelight and Data Scientists are in huge demand. The maturity levels of the market has increased and the emergence of set processes and structured teams has become the norm.
In the Data Science world, the buzz word remains BigData and any Analytics professional worth his salt is keen to understand this domain. I am putting down 3 key points that I have understood.
1. BigData is all around us: – Earlier all documents, images and video / audio files generated in business were stored in physical form in storage units … boxes, vaults etc. Today, most of it is digitized and stored. All government records, business data, application forms with photo and customer / employee documentation, security camera footage … everything is being digitized for easier storage and fast access. read more

HR Models in Hiring and Candidate selection for jobs

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Do you know why you like and do well in a job? Why do you stick to some jobs and companies?

Do you believe that it is karma or destiny? Or do you believe in any complicated theory of psychometrics – the science of measuring mental capacities and processes.

I’d like to believe that there is a mathematical correlation between skills, psychological profiles, experience and education as a composite which decides how satisfied and happy and employee is. To figure out the calculations I’ve devised a survey, to collect data and pierce together the relationships.
It would be great if you could take out 20 min. of your time to fill out this questionnaire developed to gather data for the study. The link is :- http://indiadecisionmanagement.com/consulting/analytics-and-strategy/hr-analytic-study-factors-that-affect-job-satisfaction-in-todays-world/
(Note :- Do pass this on to your friends and colleagues – the more data we get, the more robust will be the analysis.) read more

Story-boarding for Business Analytics Projects – tell a logical business story

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I follow the DCOVA process for projects in analytics. DCOVA is an acronym for define, collect, organise, visualize and analyse .This sequence allows me to structure and focus on all aspects of the project. It also allows me to build a story board – which is the “in thing” in management circles now. read more